Science Spooktacular

About

Send Hollywood horrors to the grave and dig up the truth about real life creatures of the night.

Get ready for science thrills at our annual Science Spooktacular. This is a no-cost, candy-free event packed with Halloween-themed festivities for the entire family.

Enjoy a themed night at the Science Center as you navigate your way through the different galleries. Make a cool Halloween craft in our hands-on Makerspace or experience a chilling science demonstration down at the Energy Stage.

There, you’ll learn about real, everyday monsters and why they play an important role in our ecosystem, life and more. At Science Spooktacular, you’ll discover that the things you thought were scary may not be that scary at all. Plus, surprise partners will help you unravel the unexpected and the unknown through science.

Thursday, October 24 – Sunday October, 27
5:00pm – 8:00pm

Free
Prices

This is a free event – including parking!

Free parking is available in the Oakland Building parking lot. The McDonnell Planetarium and the Planetarium parking lot will be closed.

Upcoming

Thu. Oct 24
Fri. Oct 25
Sat. Oct 26
Sun. Oct 27

Thursday, October 24

Science Spooktacular
5:00 pm

Friday, October 25

Science Spooktacular
5:00 pm

Saturday, October 26

Science Spooktacular
5:00 pm

Sunday, October 27

Science Spooktacular
5:00 pm

Features

Just a sample of our Science Spooktacular fun:

  • Make a cool Halloween project in our hands-on Makerspace.
  • Experience a chilling science demonstration at our Energy Stage. Learn about real, everyday monsters and why they play an important role in our ecosystem.
  • Unravel the unexpected and the unknown through science with our partners.
  • Bring the whole family in costume to get into the Halloween spirit. Visitors over the age of 12 are requested not to wear masks unless it is for a photo.

Food and Drink Specials

Whether you’re in the mood for a mummy dog or candy-corn pizza, head over to one of our food venues for a monstrous meal. For our 21+ ghost hunters, enjoy a glass of wine or beer.

Member Perks

As a member, take advantage of some exclusive benefits just for you:

Commemorative Pin

Stop by the Membership Services Desk for your free 2019 Spooktacular commemorative pin. Pins are first come, first served. Quantities are limited.

Free Haunted Lab

Frightfully fun experiments just for Members! Each evening will feature three class times. Tickets available on a first-come, first-served basis at 5pm. Tickets are limited.

Sneak Peek Experience

Members will have top-secret access to a mystery Science Spooktacular location. Stop by the Membership Services Desk for access information.

Costumes

Bring the whole family in costume to get into the Halloween spirit. Please note: Visitors over the age of 12 are asked not to wear masks unless it is for a photo.